Issue 23: March 2013





YEI has become involved in the plight of pensioners who are on social grants. After having interviewed the one man who is trying to make a difference, we featured the article on our website, and contacted several media channels. Derek Kloppers has since been interviewed by Cape Talk Radio and the article is featured on the MSN News website. Click here to read the article, view all the comments, find out how you can get involved, and how you can join Derek on his “Concerned Pensioners” march at the end of April. At the very least, please consider signing his petition.

On to more light-hearted topics – Volmoed are offering you the opportunity of winning a mid-week break in an amazing part of the world. AND we have three ticket give-aways - Jersey Boys tickets are up for grabs (a prize with a difference!), the Getaway Show in Cape Town are offering five double tickets, and the Baxter Theatre are offering four double tickets to their new show, Voices Made Night. But hurry – the deadlines for the last two ticket give-aways are tight!

Nedbank’s article on wills is really worth the read. We also recommend that you take a look at Nedbank’s JustInvest Deposit – Nedbank believes that life is tough enough without worrying about having money when you need it most. That’s why the Nedbank JustInvest Deposit could be perfect for you.

Your Finance questions answered - our brand-new, unique service. If you have any finance queries – please send them to us and the experts will respond to your questions online - and at no cost!!

We have lots of interesting and useful reads for you this month – from the Budget highlights, to internet dating, a cancer survivor’s story, Africa’s best-kept safari destination secret and a retiree’s venture into refereeing international golf croquet.

Kirsty, the YEI team member who is brilliant at tracking down discounts and benefits for you, has come up with some great finds. Click here to see the latest or go to the Discounts and Benefits section. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:

  1. Quay 4 in Knysna offers a pensioner menu every day at incredible prices!

  2. Pinelands Optical offers you great rates, plus a substantial discount on top of this.

  3. Let’s Garden specializes in landscaping and garden make-overs and comes highly recommended.

We have some amazing stuff on our website – take the time to browse around all areas of – there is something for everyone. Follow us on Facebook to be in the know and keep up to date on a daily basis.

Until next month…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


Create your will – create peace of mind



Steven Spielberg's historical drama, Lincoln, is one of the most nominated films this year. Its hero, Abraham Lincoln, would get no Oscars for financial planning, though.


Helping pensioners who are battling on social grants



Humble, but gutsy and inspiring – Derek and Marilyn Kloppers, South African pensioners who are about to present a petition and memorandum to the Government on behalf of the “Concerned Pensioners” group.


Your finance questions – answered!



Take advantage of our wonderful, new and unique service. If you have any finance queries – from retirement planning questions to queries on tax services, investments, wills, estate planning etc. the experts will respond to your questions online - and at no cost!!


Namibia – Africa’s best kept safari destination secret



Find out more about the land of contrast with its endless supply of safari options – desert-dwelling elephants, the quiver tree forest and the largest free-roaming population of cheetahs in the world.


Internet Dating – a playground for boomers and seniors



Internet dating has become a very popular way for the over-50s to meet and a perfect way to “dip your toes into the online dating pool”.  Your perfect partner could be just a click away!  


Budget 2013/2014 highlights



Personal Trust International highlights some of the proposed changes in the 2013/2014 Budget. Besides one key proposal, the budget for the 2013/2014 fiscal year was without surprise.


How I survived pancreatic cancer



62 year old Susan, a pancreatic cancer survivor, very kindly shares her story with YEI. We are amazed how people who face adversity conjure up the strength to assist others in a similar predicament. A lovely story!


Retiree referees international Golf Croquet championship



YEI spoke to Clare Stableford, a retiree from Cape Town who was chosen as one of the referees for The Inaugural CCJ WCF Golf Croquet World Teams Championship 2012.


WIN: 3-night stay – Volmoed in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley



YEI has a LOVELY competition!! Fancy a three-night mid-week stay in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Western Cape? Yes?! Then enter now - it's simple, it's fun and it would be a WONDERFUL prize to win. Good luck!


WIN: Tickets to see Jersey Boys



A prize with a difference! Not only will the lucky winners win a double ticket to an international award-winning broadway muscial, but will also get to meet the Jersey Boys in person after the show! What a fun experience!!


WIN: Tickets to the Cape Getaway Show



Five double sets of tickets are up for grabs! If you would like to go to the 2013 Cape Getaway Show at the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West from 15-17 March 2013, then enter now. Closing date is tomorrow!


WIN: Tickets for Voices Made Night



YEI has four double sets of tickets for Voices Made Night at the Baxter Theatre for the show on Friday 15 March 2013 at 8pm? Image Theatre at its best! Hurry though – the closing date is Thursday 14 March!


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